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Journals from Routledge

We have a number of journals covering Literacy and Technology, Language and Literacy, plus Early Years Education, for more information on our journals visit

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 Routledge are working in partnership with the National Literacy Trust to created motivated and confident readers. The work of the National Literacy Trust reflects Routledge Education's dedication to the enrichment of learning in the UK and around the World. From early years education through to lifelong learning, our books, journals, eProducts and teaching resources provide a high quality and dependable material that any teacher,researcher or student can rely upon.

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  1. Using Comic Art to Improve Speaking, Reading and Writing

    By Steve Bowkett

    Using Comic Art to Improve Speaking, Reading and Writing uses children’s interest in pictures, comics and graphic novels as a way of developing their creative writing abilities, reading skills and oracy. The book’s underpinning strategy is the use of comic art images as a visual analogue to help...

    Published December 16th 2011 by Routledge

  2. Inspiring Children to Read and Write for Pleasure

    Using Literature to Inspire Literacy learning for Ages 8-12

    By Fred Sedgwick

    "A marvellous book of great practical value" – James Carter The lack of interest in reading for pleasure amongst large numbers of primary age pupils, put off by ‘mechanical’ worksheet-driven approaches, is a cause for major concern amongst education professionals and parents. However, Inspiring...

    Published September 16th 2010 by Routledge

  3. Adventure Stories for Reading, Learning and Literacy

    Cross-Curricular Resources for the Primary School

    By Mal Leicester, Roger Twelvetrees

    Adventure Stories for Reading, Learning and Literacy takes a unique approach to cross-curricular teaching in the primary classroom. Providing eight original adventure stories, the authors build up a suite of resources and activities for teachers to use in the classroom, providing cross curricular...

    Published June 24th 2010 by Routledge

  4. Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Learning to Read

    Culture, Cognition and Pedagogy

    Edited by Kathy Hall, Usha Goswami, Colin Harrison, Sue Ellis, Janet Soler

    Series: Routledge Psychology in Education

    Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Learning to Read brings together different disciplinary perspectives and studies on reading for all those who seek to extend and enrich the current practice, research and policy debates. The breadth of knowledge that underpins pedagogy is a central theme and the...

    Published March 9th 2010 by Routledge

  5. Poetry - From Reading to Writing

    A Classroom Guide for Ages 7-11

    By Robert Hull

    Poetry – From Reading to Writing covers the process of writing poetry, from reading poems through to writing them. It is intended particularly for teachers at key stage 2 level, but other teachers will also find it valuable. It is clearly and accessibly written and jargon-free. In providing a...

    Published November 11th 2009 by Routledge

  6. Contemporary Perspectives on Reading and Spelling

    Edited by Clare Wood, Vincent Connelly

    Series: New Perspectives on Learning and Instruction

    With contributions from leading international researchers, Contemporary Perspectives on Reading and Spelling offers a critique of current thinking on the research literature into reading, reading comprehension and writing. Each paper in this volume provides an account of empirical research that...

    Published July 16th 2009 by Routledge

  7. Reading Under Control

    Teaching Reading in the Primary School, 3rd Edition

    By Judith Graham, Alison Kelly

    Now in an updated third edition, this best-selling textbook introduces primary teachers to the key issues in how to teach reading. The authors celebrate reading as an important, exhilarating part of the curriculum with the potential to transform lives, whilst also giving a balanced handling of...

    Published November 1st 2007 by Routledge